(Ace - 1974's up-and-coming band and purveyors of Pub-Rock)
Back over to the BBC Transcription Service this week. A performance by Ace from 1974. Probably best known for their hit and uber-shag tune "How Long Has This Been Going On", Ace also featured the multi-talented Paul Carrack, who not only wrote that hit, but also went on to score highly with Squeeze in the early 80s and then go on to Mike & The Mechanics in the early 90's, not to mention a pretty good and thriving solo career.
Anyway, this concert was recorded just at the time "Five-A-Side" came out and pretty much captures the essence of the band. Pub-Rock was a legitimate genre in the early 1970's and many bands established solid careers from it.
Newstalgia Backstage Weekend with Mott The Hoople, recorded live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on April 12, 1974 and broadcast by KMET in Los Angeles. Help keep Newstalgia from extinction - please donate what you can! Read more...